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. >>> the challenges ahead for president obama after the brutal election campaign. that is one of the top stories you will see just ahead. >> good afternoon. i am tori campbell. we will have full coverage in a minute. with developments in the east bay, these pictures are just in to the newsroom from san lee and doe -- san leandro, this is 880. the highway patrol said a truck spilled 185 gallons of lye on the road just before 9:30 this morning. they told us how the driver found out about the leak. >> the driver was driving down the freeway and another driver pointed out. was painting to the cargo and he pulled over to inspect and found out there was a leak in one of the containers. >> the chp said none of the material got into the storm drain. the lanes could be closed for another two or three hours during the clean up. >>> a triumphant president obama is looking at four more years after an electrifying victory that caused the crowd to go wild in chicago. >> mr. obama said his re-election is a call to action. he said the best of his work as president is yet to come. he made it c
. reporting live from fremont, back to you. >> thank you, janine. >>> in election 20 12news. president obama and governor mitt romney are pulling out all of the stops as they make their final push with one day left before election day. ♪ >> president obama was joined by the boss. bruce springsteen. this is one of several states which could be a toss up tomorrow. the president reminded voters of the event. voters have a clear choice when they go to the polls. wisconsin tomorrow you have a choice to make. it's not just a choice between two ditts or two parties. it's a choice between two divisions for america. >> president obama is also attending rallies today in ohio and iowa while governor romney is making his final push in ohio and florida. at one point, the two will only be seven miles apart, holding rallies in columbus. >> if you believe america should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for a real change. >> reporter: rot claims a second -- mitt romney claims a second term threatens the american american. both campaigns are ex-- threatens the a
storm in the northeast. president obama spoke in green bay, wisconsin just a few hours ago. >> governor romney has been using all his tail limits as a sales map to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> with just five days left until the election president obama hit the trail today and came out swinging against mitt romney, he also touched preyful on the storm's impact, pledging to help those whose lives in his words have been turned upside down. >> there is no question in my view that -- that we really can't have four more years like the last 4 years, i know the obama folks are chanting 4 more years, four more years but or chant is this, five more days, five more days is our chant. >> just about an hour ago mitt romney held a rally in roanoke, virginia, romney once again asked supporters to donate to the red cross to help the storm victims but he quickly turned his sites on the election, mocking president obama for suggesting a cabinet level department of business. romney said
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
. >>> in his first address to the nation since the election, president obama spoke at the white house this morning. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live with the president's plan on how to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: well, president obama began his remarks saying now that the campaign is over, it's time to get back to work and there is a lot of work to do. but will there be consensus on capitol hill and will it all happen in time to avoid this fiscal cliff especially when both sides are still drawing battle lines. the speech lased eight minutes. >> on tuesday they said loud and clear that they won't tolerate dysfunction, they won't tolerate politicians who view a dirty word. >> 2013 should be the year we begin to solve our vet through tax form and entitlement reform. i'm proposing there will be a birth of fiscal cliff in a manner that ensures that 2013 is finally the clear that our government comes to grips with the major problems that are facing us us. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not gonna ask students and seniors and middle-class fa
flights. >> this is at least the third major computer outage for united since june. >>> president obama this morning visited the area of new york recoverying from sandy. mr.obama toured a fema center and talked with people who lost homes and loved once, he said fema will handle the recover with but there is a much longer rebuilding project ahead. >> i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >>> so i am going to come back today but i am also going to be coming back in the future to make sure that we have followed through on that commitment. >> mr. obama announced that hud secretary sean donovan will be the federal government's point person for coordinating the rebuilding efforts in new york and new jersey. >>> parents in san jose are shocked a registered sex offender was allowed at their children's school. we will tell you why he was not arrested and more on the sheriff's investigation. >> mark tamayo will let us know when we will see rain today and he will have specifics on when the main event will arriv
netanyahu says the israeli military is prepared to escalate its operations if necessary. >>> president obama is overseas in cambodia this hour. coming up in about eight minute, the importance of a visit from the first sitting president to that country. >>> a two-alarm fire at a russian river resort sent four people to the hospital and knocked out power lines early this morning. the fire started around 3:45 at the guerneville lodge on river road. it took about 45 minutes to get it under control. the red cross was called in to help people who were staying at the resort. there's no record on the condition of the four people who went to the hospital. investigators are looking for the cause. >>> a rare situation from muni. a surplus of funds. now there's a debate over the best way to spend the windfall. we've been following the story since "mornings on 2" and tara moriarty joins us live with the two options that are under debate. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon. money for free muni passes for 40,000 low income children or money for services to improve them. well, from what it so
in the fire today. >>> president obama made a public plea to congress to pass a bill that will head off the looming fiscal cliff. >> i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> surrounded by middle income americans, mr. obama warned that if the bush tax cuts are allowed to expire january 1, every taxpayer would pay more next year. the president said that would cost a typical middle class family of four an extra $2200. >> that means less money for buying groceries, less money for filling prescriptions, less money for buying diapers. >> this morning republican house speaker john boehner said his colleagues are willing to discuss new tax revenues but only if democrats agree to new spending cuts. >>> a bay area national guard crew just headed out on a rescue mission. >> steve paulson is back with more on when today's rain will end. he says there are bigger storms ahead. >> it was really close to their backs. if that was higher, i think it would -- >> you will hear more from a terrified south bay resident after bullets were fired into her room with small children inside. on your prepaid card? i
the country. >>> president obama sent two top economic advisors to capitol hill today. the white house and congressional leaders are trying to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that take effect if congress does not take action to stop them. going over the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession, some say. >>> mitt romney was at the white house earlier today for a lunch meeting with president obama. his invitation keeps the promise he made when he declared victory on election night to talk with the gop candidate about areas where they have common interests. the two were to talk over lunch in the white house private dining room. the president's press secretary said the president didn't have any particular agenda, and it was closed to the media. >>> out of service. we were hear when police tested this emergency phone. we'll show you what happened and tell you why this phone is just part of a larger problem. >>> more specifics on when the next storm arrives in your neighborhood and how much rain it will bring. >>> as the dump truck continued forward, it hit nine other vehicles, so
barack obama to campaign workers in other states from the field office in chicago from president barack obama's south side home. he also spend time calling from wisconsin making his last appeals for support and sharing his enthusiasm for support. >> i end up having so much confidence in the decency and goodness and wisdom of ordinary folks who are working so hard trying to move their own small piece of this country to move forward. >> reporter: the president is spending the day in chicago downtown in a hotel with a victory where he will be giving a concession speech or victory speech. the contender for mitt romney is one last day on the campaign trail in massachusetts. >> thank you, see you guys. >>> mitt romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning and he then flew to ohio with his running mate ryan. ohio could determine the outcome of the election because it is considered a key battleground state. >> they will decide who the next president will be. we all care very deeply about ohio. >> mitt romney is also heading to pennsylvania for a campaign event in pittsburgh before he r
president obama met with congressional leaders to begin talks on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, when a series of tax cuts expire and spending cuts kick in. john boehner said he outlined a framework that is consistent with the president's call for a balanced approach of both higher revenue and spending cuts. >> our challenge is to make sure that you know we are able to cooperate together, work together, find some common ground, make some tough compromises, build some consensus to do the people's business. >> while we are going to continue to have revenue on the table it is incumbent for my colleagues to show the american people we are serious about cutting spending and solving our fiscal dilemma, i believe we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff that is right in front of us today. >> the president began the meeting on a chordal note, wishing speaker boehner, shaking his hand, a happy birthday. >>> an oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico 25 southeast of grand isle, louisiana. two crew members are missing and four injured. the fire that followed the explosion has been extinguished.
obama began a series of meetings on the fiscal cliff today starting with a meeting with labor leaders. they say they are united with the president's proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans while preserving middle-class tax cuts. the president meets with a dozen ceos tomorrow and then the four top congressional leaders on friday. >>> the scandalous downfall of david petraeus has now widened to another high-ranking official. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation now for possible inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she's also linked to the petraeus sex scandal. the fbi says that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails are under review. allen's nomination to head is now on hold. however, a pentagon spokesperson says he will remained in -- remain in afghanistan for now. >> the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. >> kelley claims she received threatening e-mails from general petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, which triggered this inv
by auto insurance policies. >>> president obama held his first solo news conference in eight months. the president said his first priority in his second term is to create jobs and economic growth. and also, the fiscal cliff -- >> as i said before i'm open to compromise and new idea. i've been encouraged to hear republican after republican to agree on more revenue from the wealthy republicans as part of our math if we're gonna be serious about reducing the budget. >> the president wants to decrease those taxes going up for those making less than $250,000 a year but raise rates on those making more. >>> the first question he got, was the scandal involving the resignation of david petraeus. the white house said there were not informed until last week about the investigation. a reporter asked if any classified information has been compromised. >> i have no evidence that i've seen that classified information that was disclosed, that in any way, would have had a negative impact on our negative security. >> there was some question whether petraeus would testify about the hearings in libya
. israel's prime minister agreed to the deal after a call from president obama. the president is offering to help israel strengthen its defense system and says he will ask for more money to help pay for israel's iron dome that's saved many lives. >>> san francisco police are investigating a carport fire that destroyed four vehicles this morning as suspicious. it happened at 5:00 a.m. at a home on thomas avenue near ingle street. firefighters believe the fire was the work of an arsonist because the smell of gas was strong. a gas cap had been removed from a tank where the fire likely originated. the cars were being restored by the man who lives there. he says his neighbor woke him up to tell him there was a fire in his car poet. >> i'm very lucky. thank you -- carport. >> i'm very lucky. thank you, god. >> reporter: how high are the flames? >> kind of like -- by -- by the gate, 12 feet. something like that. >> reporter: police towed the cars to a yard where investigators can look more closely for clues about the fire. >>> there is a friendly competition going on today in san francisco. it's
are also being remembered by president obama. the white house released a thanksgiving day message from the president. >> today we give thankses for blessings that are all too rare in this world. the ability to spend time with the ones we love. to say what we want, to woreship as we please, to know there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe and to look our children in the eye and tell them here in america no dream is too big if they are willing to work for it. >> yesterday the president and his family continued their thanksgiving tradition of serving others by volunteering at a washington, d.c. area food bank. >>> a woman from sacramento county is giving back in a big way this holiday season. helping american soldiers overseas. >> a lot of toothbrushes, toothpaste. >> lynn soto has a son serving in afghanistan. he told her the troops need things like baby wipes and sox, so she decided to collect items for christmas care packages and says the response is overwhelming. this saturday she plans to start filling the packages to send to the troops. >>> part of san fr
as between 1 map and one woman. president obama took his fiscal cliff warning on the road today, telling peps vein workers that a tax hike could spoil the hole days. >> that is sort like the lump of coal you get for christmas, that is a scrooge christmas. >> the spoke at a toy factory and usualed them to contact their congress members and get them to support the white house plan which will do that. house republicans argue his plan would cripple the economy. >>> the storm may be to blame for a couple of big rig truck crashes this morning. one happened around 2:00 a.m. on westbound 580 at 680. it hit a puddle jackknifed and crashed there. fuel spilled, which kept the lanes closed for four hours. the driver was not hurt. >>> another big rig crash on 580 there livermore at the north flynn road off-ramp. the driver told ktvu he began slipping and sliding and crashed. 1 trailer filled with gravel flipped over blocking lanes, no one was hurt and that crash has been cleared. >>> for more on what traffic is like let's go to tara moriarty in the traffic center, still slow spots. >> that's right a traf
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